Eating & drinking
When it comes to eating and drinking goes on Susak, you shouldn’t expect too much. You can get a descent meal for a reasonable price, but that’s it. There are no exclusive restaurants with pricey dishes, wast selection of vintage vines etc.
Tourists on their one day visit to Susak often stop at this place aether looking for refreshment after climbing to the upper village or to wash away dust from their mouth after visiting the cemetery (there’s some dust on the way). It’s a clean and simple place run by the owner called Barbara. They serve standard dishes found in majority of the restaurants along the Adriatic coast: grilled meat and fish, squids etc.
This refreshingly simple place has unremarkable décor. There are tables inside, in a little courtyard just in front of the restaurant and on the terrace.
how to find it: It is located as you might have guessed in the upper village. First climb the stairs all the way to the church, go straight across the right side of the square and continue into an alley. There’s a sign pointing in the direction of the restaurant - it’s just 2 minutes down that alley.
Telephone: +385 (0)51 239 128
Konoba Vera is located in a little alley just behind the Osman’s place. It is arranged in a typical “konoba style”, meaning rustic ambiance, fishing nets and other old fishing equipment hanging from the walls. Tables are located outside along side of the alley, but in case of the bad weather they also have some tables inside.
In addition to typical food found in other restaurants, this is the only place where you can have a pizza.
how to find it: find the Osman’s place on the main street. Boban’s restaurant is just behind it.
Telephone: +385 (0)51 239 012
This is the first restaurant you will run into when you arrive to the island, since it is located right at the harbor. It features a large terrace with an overview of the harbor. Due to it’s unique position, people leaving the island make their final stop there to have one last drink before the ship arrives.
The choice of food is similar to the one in the Barbara’s: grilled meat and fish, crabs etc.
how to find it: it’s right at the harbor - you can’t miss it.
The only pâtisserie on the Susak is kept by a really great guy called Osman and his family. He has been running this place since I can remember. Although Osman lives on Susak only during the summer and is not one of the indigenous people, he a significiant role in Susak’s identity.
The decoration of the place is for sure not the thing which will attract you to stop there. However, due to the facts that it is located on the main street of the lower village and that it is the only pâtisserie on the island, you will end there sooner or later.
Osman’s pâtisserie offers a modest choice of pastries and sweets, including ice cream and unavoidable burek.
how to find it: that’s easy - it’s on the main street in the center of the lower village
Although it might not look much from the outside, Palma is not so bad once you enter it’s shade. It’s a great place to sit the whole day long, observing people passing down the main street without being noticed. Apart from the shade it also offers cool drinks and ice cream.
how to find it: it’s located 100 meters from the harbor down the main street of the lower village. It’s the place surrounded dry dock where the boats are left during the winter.
The place features a big terrace facing the harbor on one side and leaning over the beech on the other. It’s the only restaurant on the island directly at the see. A few years ago they enclosed the terrace with unfortunate looking white windows, isolating it from sounds of the waves and warm salty breeze coming from the open see - things which used to make this place special.
It’s really difficult to say what kind of food you can expect to find here. A few years ago it was run by an Italian who used to make great pasta and pizzas. Nowadays i guess you should probably expect to find typical stuff - like in any other restaurant.
All in all it’s a nice place to have a drink or two before you dip yourselves in the warm shallow waters of the Spiăza bay.
how to find it: Snack bar is just across the dusty square from the harbor. It’s in the same building as the big grocery store - just on the opposite side.
Cheep drinks and lousy service are the trademarks of the Emigrant’s club. One might say that these two things are the key part of it’s charm. The club if founded by the people who have immigrated to the United States.
There are a few long wooden benches and large desks on the outside and a few simple desks on the inside. There is not almost any decoration, if one doesn’t count a few photos of important events hanging from the walls. Except for the favorable prices and relaxed atmosphere, one of the great things about this place is that it’s right on the beech. Visiting this place is a must - don’t leave the island without having at least one drink there!
how to find it: it’s on the main street across the street from the school. It shares the same building with the post office and infirmary.